Local Filmmaker Holding Fundraiser Party For Indie Film On Nov. 20th

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Local filmmaker Jeremy Mackie is putting on an all-ages party on Saturday, Nov. 20th, called “Monkey Barrel Night,” with the goal of trying to raise funds for his new independent film titled “While You Weren’t Looking.”

The party starts at 6pm on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Arthur Studios (14634 9th Ave SW) in Burien, and tickets are $10 at the door, including entry into the GameMaster championships.

Mackie is raising money to produce his new short film about a little boy who finds his outlet for rebellion in a shopping cart.  Here’s the official teaser trailer from www.whileyouwerentlooking.com:

While You Weren’t Looking Funding Trailer from Jeremy Mackie on Vimeo.

Attendees can play an assortment of games, lounge in a retro auto shop and check out a real photography studio.  Games include pinball, bean bag toss, foosball, darts, RC car races and classic video games on a huge projector screen.  Beer and wine will be available to those over 21 with a suggested donation, as well as food and non-alcoholic refreshments.

Guests will have the chance to bid in an auction to win prizes including a role in the film, a dinner at Sitka and Spruce, a haircut at Valentines Gentlemen’s Salon, DVDs of the Webby Award-winning documentary “Sonicsgate” and more, all of which were donated by local businesses.

Here are the event details:

WHAT: Monkey Barrel Night – a film benefit for “While You Weren’t Looking”

Filmmaker Jeremy Mackie

WHEN: 6:00 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Nov. 20

WHO: Family fun for all ages with beer and wine for adults (21+)

WHERE: Arthur Studios (14634 9th Ave SW) in Burien

WHY: Fun and Games!  Fundraiser for Jeremy Mackie’s new short film.  Pinball, bean bag toss, foosball, darts, RC car races, classic video games, prizes and more.

About the Film and Director
“While You Weren’t Looking” takes the essence of a grand swashbuckling adventure and miniaturizes it to a 5-year-old size.  Our hero, Daylen, is a young boy living a cloistered life under the watchful eyes of overprotective adults.  Tragically, he’s entered a mid-life crisis at the age of five.  But while on a trip to the grocery store, Daylen sees another boy riding a shopping cart and sets up an opportunity to break free of his mother’s watchful gaze.  With this temporary freedom, he sets out on an adventure in the open seas of the store’s aisleways and brightly colored displays.  Watch the Official Teaser Trailer Here.

A Seattle filmmaker and visual artist, Jeremy Mackie has served as a film and video technician on numerous short films, music videos and documentaries.  He directed the short film “Grey Linings,” telling the story a young girl on a photo hunt through the eyes of those living in Seattle, which played at Rainier Independent Film Festival, the One Reel Film Festival and STIFF.

Mackie has been the director of photography of several short films and corporate projects, and he served as chief lighting technician on Lynn Shelton’s latest project “Seattle $5 Cover” as well as “Grassroots,” “The Off Hours” and numerous other features and shorts.  He has edited several short films and art projects, including “Victory Point,” which played at the 2010 Local Sightings Festival, and “How to Enter a Bedroom.”  Mackie has also worked on sets for successful big screen productions, including his role as electrician on the first entry of the “Twilight” series.

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One Response to “Local Filmmaker Holding Fundraiser Party For Indie Film On Nov. 20th”
  1. abrjam says:

    this looks fun!

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